Mister Cartoon

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Mister Cartoon’s expressive style of art is universally recognized and embodies the true soul of Los Angeles street culture. Beginning his career as a graffiti artist in the 1980’s, he gained notoriety for his album cover designs, logos, advertisements, custom lowrider car murals and his one of a kind tattoos.

Mister Cartoon’s richly detailed, hand-rendered designs are inspired by the style of tattoos that originated in the streets of 1970s’ Los Angeles – fine line Chicano black and grey custom tattoo art. Mister Cartoon took this style of tattooing and brought it into mainstream culture, he is known as a pioneer in the tattoo world as one of the first artists to get global notoriety by tattooing celebrities, athletes, musicians, and actors alike.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Mister Cartoon

The MASH UP – LA Edition

Annenberg Space for Photography
 archive : Photoville LA

Photographer Janette Beckman and artist Cey Adams are co-curating The MASH UP. Four West Coast artists were selected to mash-up/paint/remix Beckman’s old school hip-hop photos.

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